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Coffee Cake

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Serves 8

This delicious coffee cake is great for all occasions and tastes AMAZING! It is simple and easy to make!

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Ingredients

  • 150g caster sugar
  • 150g butter or margarine
  • 3 eggs
  • 150g self raising flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp hot water
  • 1 tbsp instant coffee (add more if you like it strong)
  • For The Icing
  • 225g icing sugar
  • 100g butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2 tbsp instant coffee
  • 1 tbsp hot water
  • Strawberry jam (optional)

Method

    1. Preheat the oven at 160C, 325 F,gas 3.Baseline and grease two equally sized sandwich tins. Add the sugar and the butter to a bowl and whisk until very fluffy and a pale cream.
    2. Wisk the eggs in a mug with a fork and then add them gradually to the mixture with 1 tbsp of flour each time. Make sure you don't use all the flour.
    3. Add the rest of the flour and the baking powder to the mixture and fold it in gently.
    4. Dissolve the coffee in the boiling water and add to the mixture still folding. Divide into the sandwich tins and cook for 30 minutes
    5. Meanwhile Cream the butter and the icing sugar until light and fluffy. Dissolve the coffee in boiling water, making sure you don't add too much water or the icing will be runny and add it to the butter and icing sugar. Whisk and leave in the fridge until the cake is done.
    6. Once the cakes are done and have been put onto plates spread the icing on the bottom of one of the cakes (leaving around half of the icing for the top) and spread the strawberry jam ont the bottom of the other. Spread the remainig icing ontop of the cake. decorate with cherries or walnuts. ENJOY!

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stephski86's picture
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Made this as the first time I ever baked a cake! It turned out perfectly and no one could believe I had never baked a cake before! It did help though that I have a silicon cake tin and a fan oven :)

lisah9472's picture

contemplating making this cake but am concerned about using self raising flour and baking powder together. will it not just fizz out of tin when baked??

zoesurvivor's picture
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I made this cake for my partners work, a little worried about what people would think of my baking but......it went down an absolute storm, they even asked if I could come in and show the onsite chef how it was done!

I left out the jam but may try it next time

kathybak's picture

I've just looked at the recipe for Coffee cake and am surprised at the number of spelling mistakes in the recipe. Surely on a BBC site somebody should be checking the punctuation and spelling of items put on??????

If you haven't got anybody to do this, I'm available and my rates are very good.

It has to be better than letting the public see this site with these mistakes - not good publicity for the BBC.

lilmssquirrel's picture
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One of the most popular cakes I've made although I'm not convinced about putting jam in it :o)

katylouisesmith's picture
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Excellent! I made this cake last minute before work as I had forgotten to make it the night before. Very easy, and tasted great!

shalla's picture
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Amazing cake!! I have never baked a cake from scratch before. This is my first time and it turned out awesome. I didn't use the icing; and still, it was too good :))

Thanks for sharing!!

louharriss's picture
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Made this cake this morning for my husbands birthday....very easy to make & tasted lovely!!

louharriss's picture
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Made this cake this morning for my husbands birthday....very easy to make & tasted lovely!!

bid7uk2002's picture

Baked 2 cakes today, best coffee cake reciepe I have baked, thank you, yummyyyyyyyy.

jenniecox's picture
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Lovely! I put walnuts on top to decorate too. I didnt use the jam, it just didnt seem right!

nathanfrost's picture
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Absolutely gorgeous but didn't bother with the jam! My husband thought I'd bought it.

taffia's picture

Turned out very well. Like others I omitted the jam.

grandprixbabe's picture
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Excellent recipe, my boys love this cake, thanks

ninewardeh's picture
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What a brilliant recipe and the cake is so light. However, just a hint to make sure you grease your tins well as mine was half stuck in...but its still turned out to be very lovely even if the presentation was lacking!!!

eloisewest's picture
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I made this cake as a gift for a friend. Very easy to make, and my friend said it was absolutely delicious! The same quantities also make 24 little cupcakes: I put the buttercream on top, and finished them off with a walnut. Thanks for a great recipe!

catyhollis's picture
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Didn't rise much, so as I was making it as a gift for a friend I found another recipe. However, I gave this one to the family instead and they really liked it.

xxmelissa83xx's picture
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I am new to baking and made this cake yesterday. I added an extra tbsp coffee to the cake mixture, omitted the jam and sprinkled walnut pieces on top of the icing. After my boyfriend tasted his piece he said "you and me are gonna go far". Result!

lala83's picture
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This recipe is by far the best recipe I have found for coffee cake - it is an absolute favourite with the family, friends and work colleagues.

chefpuddz's picture

just made this cake. havent yet tried it but it looks amazing!

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